Compass for 5/22/21

Although medical experts agree that the coronavirus that touched off the COVID-19 pandemic is all but certain to be with us for a long long time, for the vaccinated the epidemic came to an official end of sorts on May 13, when the U.S. Centers for Disease Control gave new guidance saying that those who are fully vaccinated can safely go about their lives without wearing masks or worrying about social distancing, indoors or out – essentially resuming a semblance of normal life. As it happened, the news came the day before KPTZ celebrated its tenth birthday. This week on the Compass we talk once again with Jefferson County Public Health Officer Dr. Tom Locke on that doubly happy day about the science behind the new CDC guidance, and the implications going forward.